In a clear trend, top travel technology companies are seeing a surge in the clients from location like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Ghana and Egypt. Over the last decade, we saw the growing rates of travel booking systems across the globe, GDS and Non GDS – in both the categories. We also simultaneously saw growing travel technology companies, which are competing in developing and delivering the best in class hotel booking systems, hotel CRS systems, hotel reservation systems and hotel extranet. Travel technology companies have come up with certain very innovative ideas about the search and sort algorithm to integrate several GDS and hotel API providers. With such a momentum, it is very much required for any travel management company to partner with leading travel technology company with in-depth experience in dealing with GDS and API Integration. Travel portal development Egypt, travel portal development Nigeria have become top searched keywords for travel tech services.
Robust hotel booking systems don’t only showcase the great inventory and offerings effectively, but also provide a quick and easy add to cart option to ensure the user experience is as enjoyable as possible and attract more and more buyers towards the online booking system. With so many hotel booking systems available, it is mandatory to build the custom features to create a niche for your business. One must choose a solution that integrates easily with the existing travel website and provides a great solution to the end clients.
To choose the best travel technology company after short listing it according to your travel portal attribute list, the know-hows of the company and details are inevitable. This is because a company with enough experience API integration and GDS Integration can provide you with a better service and will be able to bring the live certification process quickly. You should make sure the experience of that travel technology company in successful travel reservation system deployment and specially matching something like yours and then go through the product demo.
Hotel booking system demo is important, as one must see in detail as to what’s ready to offer and what can be customised. API integration, being a complex process, its always advisable to go for a travel technology company, which has experience in integrating several hotel APIs and GDS web services.
If everything comes positive then great or else the search is on. To decide upon this should be given ample amount of time as this can prove to be the most important decision for your business. To know how to choose best travel technology company for your travel reservation system, one should look for these features in the features list of that company:
Total experience in travel technology
Any awards for their previous projects
Total projects delivered
Total hotel APIs and GDS integrated on various projects
Total payment gateways integrated on various projects
Awareness about B2C, B2B and Corporate modules.
Impact of GDS on Hotel Booking Systems
In a recent survey, year 2015 set up a record for travel bookings through GDS distribution systems. Around 62 million bookings were processed across various travel portals and online hotel booking systems. In 2016, its expected to cross 64.5 million as per latest projections. In terms of revenues $12.5 billion was clocked across all channels in the second quarter in the top 50 global markets, encompassing 69 million hotel room-nights. United States, India and UAE saw more absorption from OTAs, travel agency software and hotel reservation software.
Author is a travel technology expert and has been involved in several travel portal development projects.